In Miami this April — at our 19th Annual Travois Conference — we will honor industry professionals at our Superhero Awards ceremony!
For the fifth year in a row, we get to brag about our great housing and economic development partners, show off their developments, and applaud their commitment to their communities — and dang, it feels good!
We want to hear about everyone who is doing great work in Native communities. Have someone in mind? The clock is ticking! We are accepting nominations until Friday, Jan. 11, because superheroes need to make travel plans too. Not all of them can fly (superhero jokes)!
Previous superheroes and Travois clients have created more than $1.4 billion of new and rehabilitated homes, businesses and services and more vibrant communities for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, using the two federal tax credit programs and healthy doses of perseverance and dedication.
Nominations can be co-workers, peers from other communities, a family member, someone you look up to, someone you see potential in, or yourself!
Our five award categories are:
Housing Professional of the Year
Nominate a dynamic Native professional who works to provide housing for American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian families. The Housing honoree will be someone who represents the highest professional standards and brings new ideas and a fresh perspective to the task of providing affordable housing.
Economic Development Professional of the Year
Nominate someone who helps spark positive economic change in Native communities. The Economic Development honoree will be someone who has helped build a strong community through infrastructure, health care, education, business or other community projects.
Pillar of the Year
Nominate a construction or maintenance professional who has played a key role in building your community. The Pillar honoree will know how to manage a project, stretch a dollar, and battle the elements to deliver a quality product on time.
Haven of the Year
Nominate an occupancy, resident services, compliance or asset management professional in your community who helps ensure Indian Country housing remains strong for the future. The Haven honoree will be a housing authority employee who listens to the needs of the families he or she serves and puts plans into action.
Project Team of the Year
Nominate a project team who represents the best in Indian Country development. The award will not go to an individual but to a team who has used new ideas and courageous action to innovate in our field. This award nomination can include multiple team members who have ensured a project’s success: the tribal staff members and project partners like investors, attorneys, accountants and others. Let’s celebrate those breaking new ground in Indian Country housing, health, business, finance, education and other critical fields.
Nomination submissions are also available when registering to attend. For more information on our annual conference, visit our conference page.